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Pottery, Pavements, and Paradise Iconographic and Textual Studies on Late Antiquity

van den Hoek, Annewies

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ISBN 10: 9004255389 / ISBN 13: 9789004255388
Published by BRILL, 2013
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Paper covered boards with mild scuffing, trace edgewear and slightly bumped spine ends and corners. Binding tight, text clean. No names, stickers or stamps. Trace soil to text block.; Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 604 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 65323

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Title: Pottery, Pavements, and Paradise ...

Publisher: BRILL

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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"These essays on late antiquity traverse a territory in which Christian and pagan imagery and practices compete, coexist, and intermingle. The iconography of the most significant late antique ceramic, African red slip ware, is an important and relativelyunexploited vehicle for documenting the diversity and interpenetration of late antique cultures. Literary texts and art in other media, particularly mosaics, provide imagery that complement and enhance the messages of the ceramics. Popular entertainments, pagan cults, mythic heroes, beasts, monsters, and biblical visions are themes dealt with on the patrician and popular levels. With interpretive supplements from these diverse realms, it is possible to achieve greater insight into the life, attitudes, and thought of Late Antiquity."--

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Annewies van den Hoek, Ph.D (1988), is lecturer in Jewish and Early Christian Greek at Harvard Divinity School. Among her works are a monograph on Clement of Alexandria and Philo (Brill, 1988) and a Greek text edition of Stromateis IV in Sources Chrétiennes (Cerf, 2001). John J. Herrmann, Jr., Ph.D. (1973), is Curator of Classical Art Emeritus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His articles, books, and contributions to exhibition catalogues range through Greek, Roman, and Early Christian art and architectural decoration.

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